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2012-04 Advanced Methods and Models for Power System Dynamic Simulation
20-22 June 2012

Course outline
In light of perceived changes in electrical power systems in near future where the distributed and bulk renewable generation will significantly increase, electricity markets will become much more liberated and customer participation will start to play important role in operation and control of power systems the need for efficient and accurate simulation tools and models for a very large interconnected power systems becomes paramount. The emphasis in future power system operation and control, due to the reasons stated above will be on close to real time control which necessitates accurate dynamic models of the power system. This course will discuss some of the most recent developments in the area of very large (continental size) power system modeling and dynamic simulation applying very advanced computational methods. The new models and algorithms developed over the last few years, and in particular as a part of collaborative EU FP7 PEGASE research project (, will be presented and illustrated using various industrial prototypes issued by PEGASE consortium.
Scope and objectives
The course is designed to give industrial practitioners, researchers, academics and postgraduate students a solid understanding of new models and advanced algorithms to be used in dynamic simulations of very large power systems.
Course objectives:
  • To present new models of innovative equipments based on power electronics (Wind turbines, HVDC...) suitable for the transient simulation of very large power system.
  • To present technique allowing to exchange models without ambiguity.
  • To introduce advanced algorithms allowing to achieve very fast simulations by exploiting the new parallel architectures.<
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  • To highlight the impacts of the modelling on the performance/accuracy of the solver.
  • To present methods dedicated Dynamic Security Assessment for very large systems where a trade-off between accuracy and efficiency must be made.


Department of Electrical Power Systems of University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ch. Rehtanz


Prof. Thierry Van Cutsem
Prof. Pascal Laurent
Prof. Istvan Erlich
Prof. Frédéric Magoulès
Bertrand Haut
Patrick Panciatici

Course duration and location

Three-day course, from Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd of June 2012.

University of Duisburg-Essen
Engineering Faculty
El. Power Systems Department
BA Building, room BA 050
Bismarckstrasse 81
D-47057 Duisburg (Germany)

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